Cleveland Community College was ranked 16th and awarded Best HVAC program on Intelligent.com’s list of the Best Community Colleges in North Carolina 2022. Intelligent.com is a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning.
“Russ Hamilton, HVAC instructor and department chair for Construction Trades and Manufacturing, has worked really hard to build a program that will prepare students for a successful career in this critical field,” said Dr. Jason Hurst, president. “It is exciting and gratifying to see one of our programs recognized in such a major way.”
How the List Was Created
In creating the list the organization used a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each college or university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 168 programs from 67 universities and colleges across the United States.
The research found that CCC offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults, or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at Intelligent.com assessed programs in Best Community Colleges in North Carolina that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.
Value of a Degree
Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1% for those with a doctorate. To access the complete ranking, please visit https://www.intelligent.com/best-community-colleges/north-carolina/.
What CCC Offers
CCC’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Technology program offers an associate degree, diploma and several certificates. The program prepares students to work on residential and commercial HVAC systems. Find information on career opportunities in the HVAC field.
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